Ceramics: Throwing on the Wheel

Course overview

You will learn how to wedge, knead, centre and throw cylinder forms with step-by-step instruction and demonstration from our experienced potter.

If you are a more experienced potter, you’ll have the chance to refine your technique and learn to throw bowls and plates with our experienced tutor through tips and guided practice.

If you want to keep practising, and would like to bisque fire and decorate your produced pottery, sign up for one of our weekly mixed ability ceramics classes.

The listed fees cover teaching and the use of the facilities. They do not cover the bisque and glaze firing of your work.

You are required to pay for all work after it has been glaze fired. The additional charge for finished fired work is £5.00 per kg.

You will learn how to wedge and knead clay and learn the step-by-step process of how to throw a pot on a potter’s wheel under the patient and friendly guidance of our experienced tutor.

More experienced potters will get tips on how to improve their technique, throw more complex forms, and be given suggested exercises to help do so.

Techniques covered include:

  • clay preparation (kneading and wedging)
  • centering the clay
  • throwing a range of forms
  • throwing using Earthstone clay
  • preparation and application of decorating slip
  • how to apply Health and Safety guidelines in a ceramics studio

Teaching methods include:

  • formal instruction
  • discussion
  • individual tuition
  • practical demonstration
  • practical experience

Furthermore, you will get the opportunity to develop your skills according to your own specific needs.

You will need to bring:

  • a sketchbook and something to write with
  • a towel
  • an apron/wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting messy
  • enthusiasm for the subject and a willingness to learn!

You may wish to bring hand cream. You must wear flat shoes as this is a safety requirement. Working with clay can get very messy! 

Homework is optional, but research between lessons will enhance the students experience.

Course Starts in 13 Days
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We want our learners to feel welcome, safe and at ease when attending our classes, especially if this is your first time attending an adult education class or if you're coming back to education after a break.
If you're interested in one of courses, meet our tutors first! You'll see they have similar passions and interests and, most importantly, the right qualifications to help you make the most of your time and money.